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Percival copper prospects, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Percival copper prospectsGroup of Prospects
Douglas Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 37' 2'' North , 91° 36' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Prospects
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Brule254 (2017)7.5km
Lake Nebagamon1,058 (2017)13.4km
Poplar600 (2017)15.2km
Iron River761 (2017)16.3km
Port Wing164 (2017)24.2km


Several excavations and shafts were made into mineralized basalt in the N 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 27 T48N R10W, northeast of Blueberry. Work continued at least as recently as 1901. Native copper mineralization was in calcite veins several inches wide. Grant (1901) describes abundant epidote, laumontite and prehnite associated with the copper.

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2790923
Chengwatana Volcanic Group

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chengwatana Volcanic Group

Description: Gray basalt flows, interflow breccia, tuff, and minor sedimentary rocks

Comments: This group has U-Pb zircon ages ranging from about 1094.6 +/- 2.1 Ma from a rhyolite near Lake Nelson, WI (Zartman and others, 1997, U-Th-Pb zircon ages of some Keweenawan Supergroup rocks from the south shore of Lake Superior: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 34, p. 549-561) to 1100-1102 +/- 5 Ma elsewhere in the unit (G. Garrels, Univ. of Arizona, unpublished data, 2000; M. Schmidt, MIT, unpublished data, 2000). Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{basalt}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3190266
Mesoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Mid-Continent Rift

Lithology: Bimodal volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p.
Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.


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